Expert Witness Services for the Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry is “the business” in Los Angeles.  From financing, production and distribution, to royalties, intellectual property and non-disclosure agreements, there are many key factors to consider when acting as an expert witness for an entertainment industry client.

Los Angeles Expert Witness

Thomas Neches is a Los Angeles expert witness with broad experience in the entertainment industry. Not only has he worked on litigation cases in the entertainment industry, he has decades of experience working on breach of contract and intellectual property cases, which frequently overlap in entertainment industry disputes.  A Los Angeles expert witness is necessary for analyzing and measuring significant economic losses in entertainment industry litigation.


Representative Entertainment Industry Engagements

SideCase NumberCase NameAttorneyLaw FirmTestify
PlnBC 021495Danjaq, S.A. v. MGM/UA Communications Co.Mark M. RosenthalJeffer, Mangels, Butler & MarmaroDepo
DefBC 033169Steven Adler v. Guns N’ RosesMorton G. RosenHaight, Brown & BonesteelDepo / Trial
Def119554Let’s Scramble, Inc. v. Pandora International Entertainment Group, Inc.Jack I. SametBaker & HostetlerDepo
DefCV 05-01314-AHM (CWx)Thomas Turino, et al. v. Island Def Jam Music, et al.David AronoffLeopold, Petrich & SmithDepo
Def72 180 Y 00925 05 MAVIChathamscape, Inc. v. Mudville Productions, Inc. and Donut City Productions, Inc.Edward A. KleinLiner Yankelevitz Sunshine & RegenstreifDepo / Trial


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Key Sample Entertainment Industry Engagement

Danjaq, S.A. v. MGM/UA Communications Co. (Mark M. Rosenthal – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro). From 1962 until 1991, Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, through his production company, Danjaq, Inc., released a James Bond film every other year.  In 1992 Danjaq sued MGM and Kirk Kerkorian, alleging fraud by MGM related to MGM’s distribution of the James Bond movies.  Mr. Neches was retained by Danjaq to determine the lost profit participation on the unmade James Bond movie scheduled for release in 1991.  Damages also included lost participation on undersold television distribution agreements, improperly charged MGM distribution fees, and out of pocket expenses.  Mr. Neches testified at deposition regarding damages.  The analysis included a projection of gross receipts for the lost James Bond movie based on an analysis of receipts of the sixteen prior Bond films.  Result:  Danjaq settled with all parties for amount reported in Daily Variety to be in excess of $13,500,000.